According to this HuffPost Miami article a fund set up for Ronald Poppo collected a whooping 110 thousand dollars plus over seven weeks.
This link to the fund set up for Karen Klein raised $703,833.
Ronald Poppo is the Miami face-eating victim. He is now blind because both his eyes were plucked out of their sockets. His nose is missing, and a large portion of the flesh on his face is mangled. The fund is for medical care and treatment. A recently released surveillance video shows the 20 plus minute ordeal. This is a shortened version of the same video.
Karen Klein was a school bus monitor who was verbally tormented and abused by students. The fund was set up to give her a vacation. The person who set up the fund hoped to raise $5000.00 for Karen.
In this article Karen tells us her future plans include retiring, investing, and helping others.
Karen Klein may I introduce Ronald Poppo?
I like what Adrien Chen had to say in this Gawker article: Don’t Take That Money, Bullied Bus Lady.
Your comments are most welcome.
Please note that in no way shape or form am I judging Karen. She didn’t set up the fund. Could she ever dreamed that this would happen?
I’m talking about J.Q. Public – that’s all of us.